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The 9 at 9 Catch up as you wake up.

EVERY MORNING,  brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.

1. #WATER PROTESTS: Reports this morning say security is being beefed up for minsters over fears about protest violence and the Taoiseach faced a large group of demonstrators last night in Sligo.

2. #BILLS BILLS BILLS: Speaking of water charges, it looks like they are being put on hold until after Christmas which means people may not get their first bill until spring.

3. #CRIME: The Central Statistics Office may have to delay publication of its crime statistics due to concerns about garda data after last week’s Inspectorate report, The Irish Times reports.

4. #JUSTICE: A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced the killer of Irish cameraman Simon Cumbers to death, RTÉ reports.

5. #EQUALITY: It has been ruled that a school did not discriminate against an expelled Traveller child who waved a fake penis at his teacher.

6. #INDUSTRIAL ACTION: Prison officers around the country started a work-to-rule last night meaning prisoners will not be brought to court hearings and visitors will face delays.

7. #JERUSALEM: Four Israelis have been killed in an attack on a synagogue by Palestinian men armed with axes.

8. #CONTROVERSIAL: A lawyer for the Professional Footballers’ Association of Ireland has defended footballer and convicted rapist Ched Evans in a post on its website that has drawn a lot of negative attention.

9. #TROUBLE: Cork City Council faces being put into administration if a budget isn’t passed within the next two weeks.

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